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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 29th December 2017, 06:37 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Now we are talking Ariel ! Thanks for posting...

Now we are talking Ariel !

Thanks for posting these examples. Braces were not used for curved tulwars unless they were the heavy Tegha type as shown in the attached example. The presence of a single...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2017, 10:11 PM
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Views: 10,590
Posted By Likhari
You make an excellent point Ian but you have to...

You make an excellent point Ian but you have to remember that the style of the brace on these straight blades also changed with the hilt and a different style of brace might require some retooling on...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th December 2017, 04:49 PM
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Views: 10,590
Posted By Likhari
"One would have to postulate histories of...

"One would have to postulate histories of several basket hilts to which these blades were attached. This would be highly unusual."

And from where my dear Dr. Barkan did you get the idea that it...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Likhari
Wink Thank you for your interest Mercenary ! I think...

Thank you for your interest Mercenary !

I think the location and the form of the holes is significant to their purpose. When they are present as three in the shape of a triangle they are usually off...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd December 2017, 07:58 AM
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Views: 10,590
Posted By Likhari
Even if you had the time Jens I very much doubt...

Even if you had the time Jens I very much doubt that you would have been able to find any reference to support your statement - for the simple reason that none exist.

Drilled holes in Indian blades...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st December 2017, 11:38 PM
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Views: 10,590
Posted By Likhari
Thanks for the response Jens. Could you kindly...

Thanks for the response Jens.

Could you kindly provide a reference that supports your statement. I have several blades with similar brass or silver filled holes and would be interested in learning...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th December 2017, 07:02 PM
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Views: 10,590
Posted By Likhari
Jens where did you get the notion that those...

Jens where did you get the notion that those brass filled holes have talismanic significance ?

This is obviously a reused Patissa blade and those holes would house rivets to hold the blade and hilt...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,242
Posted By Likhari
A sword or talwar with a curved blade and an iron...

A sword or talwar with a curved blade and an iron hilt with knuckleguard and circular pommel gilded and inlaid with diamonds and rubies around edge of pommel. The edge section of the blade near the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,242
Posted By Likhari
I would beg to differ with you on this one...

I would beg to differ with you on this one Jim.

To the best of my knowledge in the 20th Century not a single unit in the British Indian Army carried the Indian hilted tulwars. I would love to be...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,880
Posted By Likhari
Thanks for the beautiful and detailed response...

Thanks for the beautiful and detailed response Jim. You are a true scholar and a gentleman. Tipu Sultan was unique among Indian princes because he developed a design element around the tiger which...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,104
Posted By Likhari
It is a Quranic text starting with the word...

It is a Quranic text starting with the word Bismillah.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2017, 02:51 PM
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Views: 10,880
Posted By Likhari
If you look closely Ian and Jens you can see a...

If you look closely Ian and Jens you can see a tiger on the quillon and also on the chappe. Also you can see bubri stripes which were used by Tipu as a trademark on almost everything he owned. Here...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,242
Posted By Likhari
Ariel the Indian Military in the 20th century was...

Ariel the Indian Military in the 20th century was not a homogenous unit. It was made up of the British Indian Army and the armies of the Princely States. Some of the State Forces did carry the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,880
Posted By Likhari
Brian does this qualify as a Tipu Sultan sword ?...

Brian does this qualify as a Tipu Sultan sword ? The bubri design seems to be finely executed.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,104
Posted By Likhari
A hilt with a guard similar to your from the...

A hilt with a guard similar to your from the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 18th November 2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,242
Posted By Likhari
Do you mean the part in this interesting example...

Do you mean the part in this interesting example covered in gold and in the shape of a makara ?
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th July 2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By Likhari
Don't get so frustrated Doc ! I ordered mine on...

Don't get so frustrated Doc ! I ordered mine on ebay from books2anywhereuk and got it within 7 days. It costed below 50 USD and this includes free shipping. Hope this helps. I will try writing a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 30th November 2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
Knowing how finicky you are, Mr. Milam, about the...

Knowing how finicky you are, Mr. Milam, about the quality of weapons and the high standards you have for your own collection: I consider your comments to be a great compliment and they will make me...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
More pictures !

More pictures !
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd November 2016, 04:18 PM
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Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
Thanks for the warm welcome Jim and also for your...

Thanks for the warm welcome Jim and also for your excellent comments on the weapons I posted.

Mr. Rand Milam is bang on as always about the scabbard. It is indeed a later addition and in no way...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st November 2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
Here is the complete sword for you Marius and...

Here is the complete sword for you Marius and Jens !

It is a thorough bastard that was put together probably for a British cavalry officer. The blade is wootz and possible 17th or 18th century. The...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
The tiger head motif was quite popular on Indian...

The tiger head motif was quite popular on Indian weapons and had a special significance for Tipu Sultan. Here we have a carved ivory tulwar handle from Sotheby's with a tiger head on the pommel and...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
Have you ever been inside an Indian museum Jens ?...

Have you ever been inside an Indian museum Jens ? If you had been you would know that the provenance and period is not usually available for arms at such institutions.

I have painted the best...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
The two horse handle belongs to a sword in the...

The two horse handle belongs to a sword in the Prince of Wales Museum in Bombay photographed by Moin.

What is very interesting about this sword is the fact that it combines an iconographic...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 19th November 2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,312
Posted By Likhari
Here are some more examples. Some from Sotheby's....

Here are some more examples. Some from Sotheby's.

The interesting elephant head handle would of course have been attached to a tulwar blade that would have been used as a sword worn to the royal...
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